Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick extends a warm welcome to our newest Senior Associate, Danielle Burns, who has recently joined the Chemistry and Life Sciences team in our Melbourne office. Danielle has extensive experience as a scientist and as a patent attorney with expertise in patent strategy, protection and enforcement in the Biotech sector. She has a strong understanding of global patent and regulatory exclusivities (including data and market exclusivities) and has facilitated entry of several biopharmaceuticals (including antibodies and antisense molecules), diagnostics, cellular therapeutics, and agricultural products (including transgenic plants) to market.
Since joining the IP profession in 2006, Danielle has drafted and prosecuted several patent applications to grant; and provided numerous patentability, infringement, clearance, and validity opinions. Danielle has significant experience in opposing competitor patents and defending against third party oppositions. She brings commercial and strategic thinking to patent drafting and legal analysis with experience in key geographic markets including Australia, the US and Europe.
Danielle has a diverse client base – working with several local and overseas biotech companies, including small to medium entities, big pharmaceutical and generics/biosimilar companies as well as academic institutions to strategically protect their intellectual property and facilitate market entry.
We are happy to have Danielle on board and look forward to working with her.